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Linux on netbook?

by foxmuldar / November 6, 2010 12:16 PM PDT

Maybe I could try Super Ubuntu 10.10 on a netbook? Can someone please tell me if this will be cool? I like linux, better than windows....

Thanks for the help...


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This will be cool
by GODhack / November 10, 2010 4:31 PM PST
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Also try special netbook editions (remixes).

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Super OS -
by out_fisherman / November 12, 2010 12:39 PM PST
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Super OS has been good to me so far - am running
the 9.10 version on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop
for over a year now...I like it. (2.0 Ghz dual core
and 2 GB mem.) I was actually shocked when it
installed all by itself, basically, and required
no further driver uploads, etc. I downloaded and
burned the ISO, booted it up and it just worked.
External DVD writer, external printers.....

No issues with Java, no issues with Flash, both
of which were a little troublesome with the "official"
Ubuntu 9.10 download, as I was on a learning curve
at the time. Super OS is just a modified and
re-written version containing the usual capabilities
that sometimes drive the average newbie crazy.

Best of all - you can the ISO,
burn it to CD/DVD, then boot it up without touching
your HDD....don't like it ??? Then forget it.
(Try THAT with Windows!)

In closing, and being a Windows user since 3.1,
jumping thru all the hoops, licensing fees, etc
for over 20 have nothing to lose by
just "trying" the Linux OS. Downloads are free.

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An excellent choice
by bruceclarke96 / November 19, 2010 1:41 PM PST
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BTW what is windows? Something I throw bill gates from I hope!!!

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Netbook Linux
by Elljl / November 21, 2010 7:17 AM PST
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I would recommend using Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook edition, which makes navigation and use on netbooks extremely simple. I personally have never tried it, as I don't have a netbook nor have I downloaded it to try inside VirtualBox. I recommend EasyPeasy because it is based on Ubuntu and has many applications preinstalled, such as Adobe Flash in addition to the regular included programs. I have not had any experience with it, but it looks and sounds good.

Some links: (not necessarily recommended...) (again, no experience with it, but it sounds wonderful)

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by Elljl / November 21, 2010 7:50 AM PST
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After reading more about Jolicloud, it sounds really good, and many critics have given it good reviews, I'm currently in the process of downloading it myself. You have to download it using a torrent program such as uTorrent, BitTorrent, or Deluge (or similar), but if you have done so previously you'll know it's easy. If you haven't just download and install BitTorrent (search on wikipedia, the program) and open the .torrent file with BitTorrent, let the download begin. It will take about an hour or so depending on your internet speed, my wireless 802.11g speed is an average of about 200-300KB/s. Jolicloud is still somewhat young, so if you want a distribution that has more experience, you could still go with Ubuntu netbook edition, but I think you'd like Jolicloud more, I know I would. Hey, just try one if not both.

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